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  • Summary: FORMULA ONE Chamionship Edition roars onto PS3 with all the official drivers, cars, circuits, rules and teams, including SCUDERIA TORRO ROSSO, SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM and MIDLAND F1 RACING in their debut year. Next Generation Experience – High definition visuals, full surround sound, extensiveFORMULA ONE Chamionship Edition roars onto PS3 with all the official drivers, cars, circuits, rules and teams, including SCUDERIA TORRO ROSSO, SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM and MIDLAND F1 RACING in their debut year. Next Generation Experience – High definition visuals, full surround sound, extensive circuit details and lighting effects, progressive dirt and car damage make for a realistic racing experience. Feel the buzz of the paddock and the excitement of race day with authentic pre-race car preparations. Warm up your tyres and get ready for the race with the parade lap. Experience the real pressure of a GRAND PRIX race thanks to unexpected collisions and race incidents. Introduction of the Safety Car – Choose the correct race strategy when the safety car is out: will you make an early pit stop to avoid being stuck in the traffic? Interconnectivity with PSP – Widen your playing field with interconnectivity applications with PSP. [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 55
  2. Negative: 2 out of 55
  1. 100
    Clearly, the power of the PS3 has been successfully harnessed because the game's speedy gameplay does not come with any sacrifice to graphical quality. The cars, environments, and race tracks all look close to photorealistic.
  2. Don't look for it to shatter any sales records here in the U.S., but if you're looking for a technical racer that requires attention to be placed on tire wear, rather than the unlocking of vinyl decals, you will be in for a real treat.
  3. This is one pure racing experience that will test your skill while dragging you deep into the detail and testing world of Formula One racing.
  4. Formula One Championship Edition provides a good balance of arcade and simulation gameplay.
  5. It’s great to see Formula 1 come back to the North American gaming scene, and Championship Edition is a very solid entry. But it’s a bit disappointing that, outside of the shiny new PS3 graphics, F1 still has all of the same problems we were seeing in these games years ago.
  6. Yeah, F1 looks great, but I felt more like I was guiding the camera around the track on a flyby than driving a 19,000-rpm racing beast. [Apr 2007, p.84]
  7. As far as either an authentic simulation or a fun re-imagining goes, it’s like some strange negative of the emperor’s new clothes; the pretty wrapping is there but the body is not. [Mar 2007, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. JamesJensen
    Nov 11, 2008
    10
    The reason the "professional" game reviews are relatively low is because this game is HARD. Guess what? So is driving an F1 car. This gameThe reason the "professional" game reviews are relatively low is because this game is HARD. Guess what? So is driving an F1 car. This game appeals to die hards like me who enjoy having to run an error free race just to barely win by 2 seconds. Career mode is fun, but full of conceptual errors, such as when you are promoted to first driver, the original first driver is relegated to test driver (why would Renault bench Alonso rather than Fisichella???). During the race, it's also annoying how you are the only one who will ever spin on oil. And in the rain, it's aggravating how all the other drivers are only a few seconds off the dry pace while remaining on the dry racing line. But all in all, this is a great driving game, and a must have for anyone who takes their driving seriously. Expand
  2. DennisU.
    Oct 8, 2007
    10
    This is probably the best racing game I have ever played. And i have played many games(Gran Turismo,Toca Car Racer and Forza 2) it just love This is probably the best racing game I have ever played. And i have played many games(Gran Turismo,Toca Car Racer and Forza 2) it just love formula one so much, and this game is just perfect:-) This game is hard to, so you need to now the track to follow the other formula one drivers. The grafic is just awesome, just beutiful. Best Fomula one game ever. Expand
  3. HelenA.
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Incredibly deep and satisfying gameplay for true technical racing fans.
  4. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    This is one my all-time favorite racing games. In fact, I had never even watched an F1 race prior to getting this game. I enjoyed it soThis is one my all-time favorite racing games. In fact, I had never even watched an F1 race prior to getting this game. I enjoyed it so much, I actually now follow the F1 series in real-life and enjoy it.

    If you are into "simulation" type racing you will not be disappointed with this one. I would recommend that you definitely use a racing wheel however as that is much better than trying to control your car with a regular controller.
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  5. JamesJ.
    Apr 18, 2007
    9
    I can't give anything a perfect score, but this game would get a 9.75 if it was on the pull-down menu. I agree with Andyman that some of I can't give anything a perfect score, but this game would get a 9.75 if it was on the pull-down menu. I agree with Andyman that some of the above reviews look to have been made by people who don't even like racing games. It ONLY HAS F1 CARS. It doesn't have a huge list of cars to buy and tweak, like GT, so don't buy it thinking that you will unlock new cars and fancy decals. If you want to do a lot of driving, then this title is right up your alley. I've been disappointed in the last several years of F1 games because they have been "dumbed down" to be accessible to casual players, at the cost of challenging game play. This game has a wide spectrum of settings that let you go from arcade style action all the way to "hardcore racer". Someone who plays a lot of NASCAR games and reviews this game is going to go off the track when they realize they have to turn right half the time. This can quickly lead to a bad review. Most of the lower review scores keep saying that this game appeals to those who like a good simulation, which makes me wonder why the game wasn't reviewed by someone who likes a good simulation. I want that person to tell me if it's a good simulation or not. It's like a Final Fantasy guru giving me a review of Tiger Woods 2007. So they don't like it.... OK, that doesn't help me make my decision to buy the game. Expand
  6. ChristopherS.
    Dec 9, 2007
    9
    Quality product. If you own a PS3 and your a motorsport fan then this is a must have. Certainly the finest looking F1 game ever made. Quality product. If you own a PS3 and your a motorsport fan then this is a must have. Certainly the finest looking F1 game ever made. How's the handling? Sim-nuts will gripe but I found it to be enjoyably realistic and sophisticated in an approachable and relaxed way. The AI is very tough and a joy to race. Framerate is rock solid and the sense of speed is amazing. The long wait is over. F1 is back in America and I couldn't be happier. Expand
  7. JamesD
    Apr 1, 2010
    7
    Really the only demographic that'll get anything from this are either the people who have not played 06 on PSP or PS2, or those who love Really the only demographic that'll get anything from this are either the people who have not played 06 on PSP or PS2, or those who love F1 (like me). The worst thing about the game in my opinion is that it really ought to have been based on the 07 season. There are also problems with difficulty and the mediocre handling. The graphics though are great. Expand

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